Yao Guo Jiding (Cashew Chicken) or Gong Bao Jiding (Peanut Chicken)

Yao Guo Jiding (Cashew Chicken) or Gong Bao Jiding (Peanut Chicken)

Yao Guo Jiding (Cashew Chicken) or Gong Bao Jiding (Peanut Chicken) This recipe was given to me by a friend of mine who lives in China! A - Marinade: 2 tsp soy sauce 2 tsp red wine or cooking wine

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    Yao Guo Jiding (Cashew Chicken)
    or
    Gong Bao Jiding (Peanut Chicken)

    This recipe was given to me by a friend of mine who lives in China!


    A - Marinade:
    2 tsp soy sauce
    2 tsp red wine or cooking wine
    1 tsp corn starch
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 lb chicken, diced

    B - 1/2 cup cashews (or peanuts)
    3 Tbs oil

    C - 1 carrot, diced
    1 red pepper, diced

    D - 2-3 dried chiles, cut into small pieces

    2-3 cloves garlic, minced
    a little sliced ginger

    E - 3 scallions, diced


    Marinate chicken in the "A" ingredients for at least 1/2 hour. Stir fry the nuts in hot oil for several minutes, until lightly browned, then remove from oil. Stir fry carrots in the oil for about 5 minutes, until tender, then remove them from the skillet. Stir fry the "D" ingredients for 20-30 seconds to release their aroma. Then, add chicken & stir fry for several more minutes, until chicken is brown & cooked through. Add all other (cooked & raw) ingredients. Stir fry another minute, then serve.

    For an "authentic chinese meal," this really doesn't have many ingredients that you wouldn't normally find in the pantry or fridge.

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